RICHARD HAYLEY-LEVER

(American, 1876-1958)

STILL-LIFE OF VIOLETS

Oil on Board

16 x 12 Inches

Signed Lower Left

Framed by Richard Tobey & Son

This notable American Post-Impressionist was first active in St. Ives, England from c. 1895. Immigrating to the United States in 1911, he was appointed director of the Studio Art Club in Mount Vernon, New York and, during the summers, became a prominent member of the Gloucester Art Colony. Hayley-Lever exhibited widely and with great success during his lifetime and was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards. His works may be found in the permanent collections of museums nationwide including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, The Baltimore Museum, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and in the collection of the White House, Washington D.C. among many others.  We are pleased to offer this delicate and vibrant still-life dating to circa 1915.

 

Reference:

Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. II, p.2005; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, XV Edition, p. 1447; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol.8, p. 595; Kunstlexicon, Thieme-Becker, Vollmer Supplement, Vol.III, p.220 et al.